No More Empty Pots and the Florence Mill are teaming up again for the Blues & BBQ Annual Harvest Fundraiser. Join us at the Florence Mill to support Phase 2 of the NMEP Food Hub and the restoration of the Florence Mill Cob Shed. Enjoy live music from a blues band while tasting locally sourcedContinue reading »
The Jazzy Brunch held at No More Empty Cups on August 6th celebrated local foods from local farmers while highlighting MJER Help, a food entrepreneur who is growing their business in the shared-use kitchen at the Food Hub. Both familiar and new supporters enjoyed a locally sourced meal with seasonal cocktails accompanied by smooth jazzContinue reading »
No More Empty Pots and Wells Fargo have partnered for the second Entrepreneurship Invitational. Entrepreneurs will compete to earn up to $1,000 for their food-related business. Throughout the competition, they will have access to resources and mentorship which will support their journey to success. Business plans have been submitted and eight entrepreneurs will pitch theirContinue reading »
Project Localize in Omaha is an educational program that helps classrooms identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. In Project Localize we work with schools to engage students in local foods discovery at school gardens and nearby farms. Students share what they find in their own voice through artistic photo collage and editing in collaborationContinue reading »
Meet our Food Hub Manager, Sarah Bleich and Kitchen Manager, Jessica Schultes! We started serving food entrepreneurs in the food hub in April 2017. With the start of service and demand for kitchen space by local food entrepreneurs, we needed professional staff to run it. We are fortunate to have so many talented chefs andContinue reading »
The kitchens served its first tenants at the Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub in April. Michelle and Tony of MJER Help rented the first hours in the kitchen to cater a birthday party. The smells were wonderful – bacon and cupcakes wafting through the hallways! The next week, Velma of Suzan’s Sweet Potato Pie, LLCContinue reading »
You are amazing! We are grateful to all of you for making the first phase of the food hub a reality. The Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub phase 1 is just about ready for entrepreneurs and students. That means that it is time to get you on board! Here is a preview of what weContinue reading »
by Susan Whitfield Blooms Organic and No More Empty Pots collaborated to launch a pilot paid organic farming internship in 2016. The goal of the pilot was to train future farmers to operate a successful commercial organic farm, learning all aspects of food crop production and marketing. The internship ran from April 2016 to 2017.Continue reading »
No More Empty Pots is no stranger to cooking demos at the library. For the past five years Washington Branch library of the Omaha Public Library system hosted a holiday cooking demonstration. This year was no exception. However for the first time, the youth participants were all young men under 18. One participant, Donald, is a student at North High Magnet and shared that he will get extra credit for engaging in the class on Saturday.
Susan and Neva took turns leading the class to create three seasonal recipes. Our fearless participants read the ingredients and instructions to group, tested each recipe, diligently tasting the product and eagerly offering suggestions of salt, vanilla extract, jalapenos, etc.
When youth grow food they are more likely to eat it. The same happens when they prepare a dish. Each participant tasted each edition of the recipe to determine what would make it taste better. Once satisfied with the changes, they ate it all! Each went home with leftover ingredients and recipes so that they could try their hands at making the dishes at home. Probably the most encouraging quote of the day, “I’m going to sign my mom up for this class!”
See you in 2017 at the library!
Read and/or download the recipes here. Enjoy!
Meet Mary and Myra, two sisters on a journey to improving their health by eating healthier foods. Mary and Myra enrolled in the Community Market Basket program this year. The fresh produce plays a key role in the sister’s quest to eat better and live better. Negative health issues prompted Mary and Myra to eatContinue reading »